Old/Boring/30 List

Everyone has a bucket list. But mine is a little bit different. Sometime in my teenage years, I started a list of things that I wanted to do before I was old, boring, or 30 years old. Whichever happened first.

Of course, at fifteen, thirty was another lifetime away. But now that I’m twenty-five, I find it growing disarmingly close. As a teenager, I thought life ended at thirty; however, now I find that life has become much sweeter. When I turn twenty-nine, I shall amend my list just a little. It shall become the old, boring, or 40 list. And every decade thereafter, I shall keep bumping the age back.

Because after all, you’re only as old as you allow yourself to be. And I intend to never be boring.

So here’s the ever-changing list. Hopefully things will be added and crossed off quite rapidly.

  • Become a lifeguard
  • Learn another language
  • Paint a (ugly!) picture and hang it on a wall
  • Learn how to blow bubblegum bubbles
  • Fall truly, madly, deeply in love
  • Go on a safari
  • Memorize a book of the Bible
  • Go to Ireland
  • Visit Scotland
  • Watch the sunrise from the beach
  • Live in a foreign country for a year
  • Travel to London
  • Get married
  • Get a tattoo(?)
  • Hang up a hammock in the backyard
  • Watch someone get a tattoo
  • Plant a garden of wildflowers
  • Go on a trail ride with horses
  • Camp on the beach, hearing the surf at night
  • Go white-water rafting down the Grand Canyon
  • Take a helicopter ride
  • Hike part of the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Ride a double-decker bus
  • Learn how to surf
  • Write a children’s book
  • Write novels and get them published!
  • Write a column
  • Knit something besides a scarf
  • Have children
  • Sharpen my photography skills
  • Participate in a 5k
  • Be in a documentary
  • Learn the names of the stars
  • Took a train tour of the country
  • Learn how to dance
  • Go on a cross-country road-trip
  • Go snorkeling
  • See dolphins in the wild
  • Backpack through Europe
  • Take up the piano again
  • Become a barista
  • Take a tram by night and see the city lights all around me
  • Go on a cruise
  • Listen to a classical music concert on the edge of the Grand Canyon
  • Go to Athens
  • Learn to play another instrument
  • Visit NYC
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Go to Disney Land
  • Watch Star Wars
  • Win a round of putt-putt golf
  • Live in a metropolis
  • Live in a small town
  • Mentor someone
  • Trace my family history
  • Host movies by moonlight
  • Listen to my grandparents how-we-met stories
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard in London
  • Create a haven
  • Help my husband realize his dreams
  • Take horseback riding lessons
  • Own a horse
  • Own a convertible
  • Go to a Lawn-Mower Race
  • Visit a coffee plantation
  • Try stand-up paddle boarding
  • Go to an opera
7 Responses to “Old/Boring/30 List”
  1. Liv says:

    Hey Caitlin!
    I’ve started working on my own Old/Boring/30 List…hopefully it’ll be finished tonight. You can check it out at http://www.livinthemomentphotography.blogspot.com

    • caitlinmuir says:

      That is so awesome, Liv!!! I’m really excited that you started your own list! You are going to have a blast creating, editing, and crossing things off!

  2. Sarah W says:

    Thanks for the comment, and for the link! I love your list, and your idea. With a list like this one, I’m certain that you’ll never be boring! Thank you for sharing. With this sort of inspiration, I might have to start anew! 🙂

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